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Linas Wilkialis

Linas WilkialisLinas Wilkialis, HBSc
Graduate Student Academic Placement

Linas Wilkialis joined the Waypoint Research Institute team in February 2023 as a Master of Science student with the Department of Pharmacology at University of Toronto, under the supervision of Dr. Bernard Le Foll. Linas completed his honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) at the University of Toronto in 2018, majoring in Human Biology, and minoring in immunology and History, respectively. 


Following graduation, Linas joined the Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit (MDPU) at the University Health Network under Dr. Roger McIntyre. Working closely with the MDPU team, they examined a range of mood disorders and pharmacological treatment outcomes. In particular, Linas examined the relationship between loneliness and major depressive disorder via the reward system. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, Linas assessed the implications of loneliness, social Isolation and generalized anxiety in the quarantine context. His work with Dr. McIntyre culminated in 5 peer-reviewed publications strengthening the examined research topics.


Prior to joining Waypoint Research Institute, he has worked as a business writer for Bayshore Healthcare, one of the country’s leading providers of home and community health care services. At Bayshore, Linas experienced firsthand the Canadian healthcare industry where he successfully worked together with government and pharmaceutical industry leaders on proposals to provide various healthcare services.


Keywords: neuroscience, mental health, policy development, bio-psycho-social model, concurrent disorders, immunology, mind-body relationship.

Research Interests

Behavioural pharmacology and drug addiction; clinical pharmacology; psychopharmacology; concurrent disorders; mood disorders; anxiety disorders.


PubMed Publications


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